Retirees

  To the retirees and separated members of the Kentucky National Guard, thank you for your service to our Commonwealth and to our Nation. Here’s a great resource for Army Veterans & Retirees: http://soldierforlife.army.mil/ For questions regarding your Kentucky National Guard retiree benefits, you can contact the following individuals: Army Guard, Personnel office – Retiree NCOIC 502-607-1497 Air Guard, Personnel contact 502-607-1464 HRO – Employee Relations Specialist 502-607-1338 HRO 502-607-1142 Please consider “liking” us: www.facebook.com/Kentuckyguardretirees where we highlight benefits and pertinent info for our retired personnel. Retired Technician Resource: https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov MORE INFO: Upon receipt of your 20 year letter you […]

 

To the retirees and separated members of the Kentucky National Guard, thank you for your service to our Commonwealth and to our Nation.

Here’s a great resource for Army Veterans & Retirees: http://soldierforlife.army.mil/

For questions regarding your Kentucky National Guard retiree benefits, you can contact the following individuals:

Army Guard, Personnel office – Retiree NCOIC
502-607-1497

Air Guard, Personnel contact
502-607-1464

HRO – Employee Relations Specialist
502-607-1338

HRO
502-607-1142

Please consider “liking” us: www.facebook.com/Kentuckyguardretirees where we highlight benefits and pertinent info for our retired personnel.

Retired Technician Resource: https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov


MORE INFO:

  • Upon receipt of your 20 year letter you have 90 days to elect Reserve Component Survivor Benefits (RC-SBP)
  • RC-SBP allows retirement eligible members to elect, at a cost of reduced retired pay during their lifetimes, to provide up to 55% of their retired pay to an eligible survivor upon the member’s death
  • If you do not make an election with 90 days, it will default to Option C
  • You do not have to take this but will have to make an election (Option A) to defer
  • To check cost of RC-SBP go to: HRC Homepage, search SBP calculator, click “Army Reserve Retirement Calculator”, or use the link: https://www.hrc.army.mil/Calculators/SurvivorBenefitPayCal.aspx
  • What you elect at the time of your 20 year letter will reflect at age 60
  • You don’t start paying RC-SBP until age 60
  • Reduced Eligibility Age
    • Effective 28 January 2008
    • Reduced age eligibility for those who serve on active duty in support of a contingency operations including wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or under Title 32 for purposes of responding to a national emergency. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 lowers the retirement age by 3 months for each aggregate of 90 days within a fiscal year (1 October – 30 September)
    • Reduced age eligibility is for pay only. TRICARE does not go into effect until your 60th birthday.
  • HRC no longer mails retired pay packet applications. At age 59 or earlier if you qualify for reduced age eligibility, you will need to contact HRC or the State RSO to request an application.

MORE SOURCES:

Army Echoes

  • 16 Page bulletin published and mailed to retired soldiers and surviving annuitant spouses three times a year
  • Its purpose is to keep Army Retired Soldiers and Family members abreast of their rights and privileges and inform them of developments and upcoming changes
  • Includes directory of every possible phone number a retiree/annuitant would ever need

HRC Ft Knox
ATTN: AHRCC-PDR-RCR
1600 Spearhead Ave, Dept 482
Ft Knox, Ky 40122-5408
502-613-8950

FOR PAY PURPOSES:

DFAS: 800-321-1080 (Option 1)
Local: (216) 522-5955
DSN: 580-5955

For Retirees:
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
P. O. Box 7130
London, Ky 40742-7130

For annuitants, beneficiaries & survivors:
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
U. S. Military Annuitant Pay
P. O. Box 7131
London, Ky 40742-7131

For claims for non-receipt of payment:
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
Cleveland Center
P. O. Box 998005
Cleveland, OH 44199-1126